The Obamas sign multi-year deal to produce films, TV series for Netflix

In what we’re secretly hoping is actually a long-game strategy to punk Donald Trump by winning the Emmy he so desperately wanted—but never got—for The Apprentice, Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year production pact—or, as the company calls it, a “storytelling partnership”— with Netflix.

Parker Sawyers on playing the man who would become President Obama

Before Parker Sawyers started acting—and that was only five years ago—he would “do voices at the office” with his dream job in the back of his mind. He brought that ambition to his portrayal of a young Barack Obama in Richard Tanne’s Southside With You, which chronicles the future leader of the free world’s first date…

SNL’s Michael Che makes quick work of Bill O’Reilly’s slavery comments

Who knows why, but for whatever reason, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was moved to defend the concept of slavery after First Lady Michelle Obama mentioned, during her Democratic National Convention speech, that she currently resides in a house built by slaves. On The O’Reilly Factor the other night, he pointed out…

Michelle Obama kills it on Carpool Karaoke with some help from Missy Elliott

Michelle Obama does not half-ass a rendition of “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).” She belts, she dances, she does hand gestures. It’s a marvelous thing. The First Lady joined James Corden for a round of Carpool Karaoke to promote Let Girls Learn. So while the two jammed to the aforementioned “Single Ladies” and some…

Barack and Michelle Obama, R2-D2 enjoy one final Star Wars-themed dance party

Back in 2003, Bart Simpson daydreamed of having a “moon party in outer space with R2-D2 playing the bass.” While that particular prophecy has not yet come to pass, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle managed to do something comparable yesterday when they staged an impromptu White House dance-off with…

A young Barack and Michelle Obama explore Chicago in the Southside With You trailer

On a warm summer day in 1989, a young lawyer named Michelle Robinson agreed to accompany a law firm associate named Barack Obama on an extended date. While strolling through Chicago—discussing their views of the world, attending a community organizing event, taking in some art, catching a showing of Spike Lee’s Do The…

Michelle Obama enlists Janelle Monaé and Missy Elliott to help promote girls’ education

Being the First Lady seems like a sweet gig, if only because of the perks that come with the job. You can go on Nashville, hang out with Billy Eichner, visit Qatar with Conan O’Brien, drop some sick rhymes, and probably even blow stuff up with a drone from time to time. This week, Michelle Obama will be making a…

Conan O’Brien to visit U.S. troops in Qatar with First Lady Michelle Obama

Apparently angling for some kind of job as an ambassador when he’s done with TBS, Conan O’Brien has announced that he’ll be joining First Lady Michelle Obama on an upcoming trip to visit U.S. troops in Qatar. This comes only a few weeks after O’Brien visited Armenia for a special episode of his Conan show (an episode…